A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Mississippi State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mississippi State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1260
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$15,426/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,990/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,267/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,624/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,775/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,227/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,023Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    33%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    10%
  • Unique and caring
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Country
    7%
  • Greek.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Hail State!
    71%
  • People's University
    13%
  • All of the above!
    11%
  • StarkVegas
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses
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Mississippi State University is one of the best schools around! The educators are dedicated to helping the students reach their goals. The curriculum was rigorous, and I really feel prepared on my job. The campus is beautiful and the football games are very lively! Overall, I love Mississippi State University!
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I attended Mississippi State University as a freshman. Although it was a little overwhelming to go from a graduating class of 34 to big classes, I adjusted very well. In fact, I can truly say that attending MSU was the right choice for me. I made many new friends, got involved in many activities, and learned a lot from my classes. I recommend MSU to any high school graduate or transferring junior college student. Go DAWGS!
My first Year at Mississippi State was a good year. While Starkville might not have a lot to do, the Campus itself is almost never boring. You can walk around and see the impressive buildings, go hang with friends on the Drill field, go Cheer on your bulldogs in Football, Basketball (what streak UCONN?), Baseball, etc. Cowbells are always welcome!